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Old 07-05-2010, 09:30 AM   #1 
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Got a new betta!

I was in a small town the other day and popped into a mom'n'pop store just to see what they had. There was a sad looking DTCT (supposedly) in a display vase as a "permenant resident". He was sick looking, thin, bloaty ... and I would have had to pay $22 for him. The femmes were all male PKs. I spotted my boy and just took him and we went on our merry way. The poor guy then survived me falling into a shallow river on our way home. he was securely packed in my bag which also got soaking wet along with my jeans ... ahhh summer!

So onto him .... he's a red marble butterfly. Definitely a male PK, poor lad though. He's pretty thin and has a badly dipped spine. his head is "sharp" looking. He also has a deformed swimbladder, I think, but he swims fine and is VERY interested in Persephone, my little orange gal. i'll put pics up of him (and her) when he's all adjusted.

I think I'll name him Jelly Roll ... just because.

So does anyone else have bettas with deformed spines? what should I watch out for if there are any health issues?

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Old 07-05-2010, 12:46 PM   #2 
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Awwwww... poor lil guy. Thanks for giving him a home.

Can't help with your question tho. Hopefully someone will be able to.

Good luck with Jelly Roll (cute name)
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:17 PM   #3 
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Very interesting story be sure to send us pics and let u know how he is doing.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:05 PM   #4 
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I've been doing a little researching and apparently bent spines arent anything to worry about too much *whew*. JR is doing so well right now, eating and swimming and being a little brat, lol!
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